Every student at Coffs Harbour Senior College is assigned a teacher to be their mentor for the year. This mentor supports the students in many ways and takes a special interest in them, especially how they have settled in at the college. Informal meetings between students and their mentors provide opportunities for students to raise issues of concern to them.
Mentors provide their students with advice on the productive use of their time, so that they can be well prepared for assessment tasks, exams and other assigned activities. Support is also available on study methods, coping with stress and other problems associated with Preliminary and HSC courses.
Where mentors do not feel they have the expertise to directly help their students they refer them to others who do possess the necessary expertise. This is a very valuable support mechanism that all students should use effectively.